NeighborImpact Head Start Book Drive

For the Love of Reading!

Help NeighborImpact build literacy skills through the love of reading by supporting the 4th Annual Head Start and Early Head Start Book Drive. This important event runs through July 31, 2022 in our store and online! After a successful book drive in 2021, NeighborImpact is excited to partner with Roundabout Books and SELCO Community Credit Union for this fourth annual event. Our 2022 goal is to collect 1,000 new books for children in our Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Books go directly to children in the program and help families expand their home libraries to create literacy rich homes.

Look for book titles on social-emotional development, going to school, and promoting a positive transition to Kindergarten. Children’s books in Spanish are also available and appreciated.

SELCO Community Credit Union is sponsoring the book drive again this year with a matching gift, donating one book for each book purchased. This means each book donation goes twice as far!

The lists below are designed to offer a sampling of the range of books we are collecting for these families. To make a donation, simply click on a book title and add it to your shopping cart. In the order comments, please note "Book Drive donation."  You may shop online here or purchase books from our in store display thorughout the summer! 

BOOKS FOR SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING
My Mouth is a Volcano! by Julia Cook, 4-8 years
Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes, 4-7 years
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn, 3-7 years
You Are My Happy by Hota Kotb, 4-8 years
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch, 3-6 years
The Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen, 0-4 years
Your Nose! by Sandra Boynton, 0-4 years
I am Enough by Grace Byers, 4-8 years
In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek, 2-4 years
The World Needs More Purple People by Kristen Bell, 3-7 years
Will You Be My Friend? by Sam McBratney, 3-7 years
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires, 3-7 years
How Full is Your Bucket by Tom Rath, 3-8 years
Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang, 0-3 years
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes, 4-8 years
The Color Monster by Anna LLenas, 4-8 years
Bear Can't Wait by Karma Wilson, 4-8 years
The Little Things: A Story About Acts of Kindness by Christian Trimmer, 4-8 years
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, 4-8 years
Perfectly Norman by Tom Percival, 3-6 years
Lizzy and the Cloud by Terry Fan, 4-8 years
Don't Worry, Murray by David Ezra Stein, 4-8 years
It's OK to Make Mistakes by Todd Parr, 4-8 years
It's OK to Be Different by Todd Parr, 4-8 years
The Feelings Book by Todd Parr, 4-8 years

MUST READ PRE-SCHOOL BOOKS
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell, 0-3
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, 4-8 years
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper, 3-7 years
Corduroy by Don Freeman, 2-5 years
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, 0-2 years
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert, 0-3 years
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox, 0-3 years
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, 0-4 years
Press Here by Herve Tullet, 3-5 years
How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends? by Jane Yolen, 3-5 years
Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things that Go by Richard Scarry, 3-7 years
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss, 3-7 years
We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Helen Oxenbury, 2-5 years
The Mitten by Jan Brett, 2-4 years
The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone, 3-7 years

SPANISH LANGUAGE BOOKS
Me Gusta Como Soy! / I Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont, 0-3 years
Buenes Nochas, Gorila by Peggy Rathman, 1-3 years
Donde Esta Spot?/ Where Is Spot? by Eric Hill, 0-3 years
First 100 Words, Spanish-English Bilingual by Roger Priddy, 1-3 years
Donde Viven Los Monstruos, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, 4-8 years
El Dia En Que Descubres Quien Eres/ The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, 5-8 years
Como Van a la Escuela Los Dinosaurios?/How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? by Jane Yolen, 3-5 years
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald No Combina by Monica Brown, 4-7 years
La oruga muy hambrienta/ The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, 2-5 years
Besos for Baby: A Little Book of Kisses by Jen Arena, 0-3 years
Eres un regalo de Dios / God Gave Us You by Lisa Tawn Bergren, 3-7 years

BEST BOARD BOOKS
The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton, 2-5 years
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, 0-3 years
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do you Hear? by Eric Carle, 2-5 years 
From Head to Toe by Eric Carle, 0-4 years
Hello, Bugs Smriti Prasadam, 2-5 years
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell, 1-4 years
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, 0-4 years
Jungle Night by Sandra Boynton, 0-4 years
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by Eric Carle, 2-5 years
Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle, 2-5 years
Peek-A-Who? by Nina Laden, 0-2 years
Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann, 1-3 years
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister, 0-3 years
Everything is Mama by Jimmy Fallon, 1-3 years
Happy Birthday, Curious George by H.A. Rey, 0-3 years
The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton, 0-5 years
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown, 0-4 years
Pete the Cat: Wheels on the Bus by James Dean, 0-4 years
Pete the Cat: Old MacDonald Had a Farm by James Dean, 0-4 years

BACK TO SCHOOL BOOKS
Kindergarten, Here I Come! by DJ Steinberg, 3-5 years
We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T Higgins, 3-5 years
We Will Rock Our Classmates by Ryan T Higgins, 3-5 years
The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing, 4-8 years
Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney, 2-5 years
The Pigeon Has to Go To School! by Mo Willems, 3-5 years
Clifford Goes to Kindergarten by Norman Bridwell, 3-6 years
All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold, 4-8 years
The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, 5-8 years
The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes, 3-6 years
The Queen of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes, 3-6 years

NEW AND DIVERSE FAVORITES
We Are the Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom, 3-6 years
I Sang You Down from the Stars by Tasha Spillett-Summer, 4-7 years
Bowwow Powwow by Brenda Child, 3-7 years
Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la Pena, 4-8 years
Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'o, 4-8 years
Be You! by Peter H Reynolds, 4-8 years
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Mallard, 3-6 years
Saturday by Oge Mora, 4-8 years
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty, 5-7 years
Zonia's Rain Forest by Juana Martinez-Neal, 4-8 years
Hair Love by Matthew Cherry, 4-8 years
Paletero Man by Lucky Diaz, 4-8 years
Outside In by Deborah Underwood, 4-7 years
Change Sings by Amanda Gorman, 4-8 years
Don't Touch My Hair! by Sharee Miller, 4-7 years
I Color Myself Different by Colin Kaepernick, 4-8 years
Eyes that Speak to the Stars by Joanna Ho, 4-8 years

KID FAVORITES & CLASSICS
Pete the Cat: Rock On Mom and Dad! by James Dean, 4-8 years
Pete the Cat: Out of This World by James Dean, 4-8 years
Pete the Cat: Secret Agent by James Dean, 4-8 years
A Day In the Sun (A Disney Frozen book) by Frank Berrios, 3-7 years
All About Bluey (Boardbook), 3-5 years 
Bluey: The Pool, 4-6 years
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, 2-5 years
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper, 3-7 years
The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room by Stan and Jan Berenstain, 3-7 years
A Day at the Fire Station by Richard Scarry, 3-7 years
A Day at the Airport by Richard Scarry, 3-7 years